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Finally signed up for the gym in Miami!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

So yesterday I signed up for LA Fitness. I'm really excited because I finally want to start working on having a great body. I've been in the 160s for way too long, so I'm going to begin a weight training program and healthy eating. Today I'm going to see a trainer to do my first assessment, and I hope he can give me a few tips on what to work on this month.

I'm considering seeing a trainer probably once every 3 - 4 weeks. It may be a little expensive, but if I could have someone to just switch it up for me and help me get to my goal, all the better. It would be nice to sit down with someone and talk food, do some exercise examples, and then I can go on my merry way and work out on my own.

I've been deficient in Vitamin D and B12. As of late I've been serious about taking my vitamins, and after a few weeks I feel a difference in terms of my fatigue and attention span. Who knows, it may be a placebo effect, but it seems to be working. I even had enough motivation to go to the gym.

Anyway, everything is going great, otherwise. I've been happy with my boyfriend, work is going okay, so overall I don't have much to complain about.

This picture at the bottom was when I was around 155 a few months ago. I'm 166 now, so I hope to be 155 again soon. I should be, hopefully by the middle of next month. :) Wish me luck.

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REALITYCHECK86 10/10/2014 9:10AM

    Yay! Gym memberships are awesome if you have a good gym that helps motivate you to go! I've gained a bunch of weight back, and it's been so hard to find time to better myself at all (babies are good at putting a damper on things) but I will continue to take it one day at a time and figure this out eventually. I bet the supplements are helping, both of those vitamins are supposed to help out your energy levels. Good luck, I know you can get your groove back!
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JENSTRESS 10/8/2014 9:51AM

    I would say that get a routine from a trainer, and then yes, changing it up every 4-6 weeks or so you will get some serious results!

Good luck, I think you will get this!

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There was a point where I had no trouble counting calories

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I used to be great at counting calories. These days, however, I'm awful. I don't know what's wrong with me. I could blame it on a lot of things, but at the end of the day I'm not tracking what I'm eating nearly as well as I should. I weighed myself and am slowly creeping up, and that's scary. I weighed in at 168 lbs this morning. I've gained 12 lbs that honestly took a LONG time for me to lose. There are a few things I definitely need to change.

For one, I need a gym membership. Unlike WV, here in Miami it rains practically every day, and as nice as it is to be outside most days, when it does rain I end up sabotaging myself by not going.

Two, I need a plan to count calories. I've been awful at it and practically hating myself over it. The biggest problem is going out to eat, and counting calories. I know I should be able to use a guide-- such as for veggie sushi from a local restaurant, I can just use the sushi calorie count from a large chain. Not the same, but I feel it will help keep me on track when I need it.

Thankfully my medical issue has been resolved, and I've been doing a lot better in terms of anxiety. I definitely attribute it to the birth control pills.

Anyway, I can't keep up like this. I would kill to lose a good 20 lbs. I WILL do this, and I'm signing up for the gym TODAY!


Constant Anxiety

Thursday, September 04, 2014

So I realized as of late I have had tremendous anxiety. I had a "crazy moment" with my boyfriend, where I was in bed sleeping and I woke up to him still being at the computer room at midnight. I've also been stressed out about my health. I've started birth control about 2 months ago, and as of late every time I have sex or do "strenuous" activity (running), I end up bleeding. This has been going on and simply does NOT stop. So I made an appointment with the gyno next week. Hopefully by then it goes away, but I still need to discuss it with her and do tests just in case. No pain though, thankfully.

I knew I've been deficient in vitamin D and B12 in a while so I went ahead and bought supplements for it. I hope it helps give me a boost in energy. I know I definitely need it. I absolutely need to run today, so once I'm done with school advisement I'm heading straight to the track.

Hope all of you are well! I'm yawning as I type!

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JTREMBATH 9/4/2014 2:45PM

    emoticon Hope you can sort that out with your Dr.

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BRENDA_G50 9/4/2014 2:40PM

    Hope it turns out to be nothing bad when you visit your gynecologist next week, Bleeding like that would scare anyone! Hope everything goes well, you'll be in my prayers. emoticon

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JMARISK 9/4/2014 2:30PM

    Deep breath. All this stress is going to wreck havoc on your system. No wonder you're so tired.

You're taking the right steps by going to the doctor, taking supplements, and staying active. I'm sure they can figure out what's going on. Most likely, your body is trying to adjust to the pill. IT can take a few months. It could be that they need to switch you to another brand or type--there are several on the market.

Bottom line is to try not to stress about it, keep on keeping on by staying on track with your eating and fitness goals. You got this!

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Have been working at eating healthy, and slowly but surely succeeding.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Today I'm happy to say that I weighed in at 163.6 lbs. When I came back from El Salvador I was nearly 170 again, so I'm happy I'm once again under 165. However, I have been stressed out to oblivion because my best childhood friend almost died this week, so I'm proud I haven't been mindlessly stress eating, to say the least. I have been visiting him constantly and having late nights, because I know he needs me there for him. I brought him some miso soup yesterday and his eyes widened with excitement, and that's all I could ask for.

Outside of that, everything has felt like it's been at a standstill. I haven't been running, ouch, but to be fair it's always raining. I do know I have to get back on it, and hopefully tomorrow I can gain the motivation to go out and run again. I feel like my life is in its proper place when I run, so I know it's something I need to do. I also wish I would write more on SP, so once again, I will try to make it happen. Thankfully I use my food tracker as much as possible.

Anyway, I promised some more pictures from when I went to El Salvador. :) If you have any questions you're always welcomed to ask. Here they are!

Have a good weekend, all! :)

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REALITYCHECK86 8/17/2014 4:50AM

    That was a very respectably timed turn around on the weight gain from your trip. You should be proud of yourself! So, get back out there and RUN!! I have been itching to get back to exercising now that I feel better. It took about 7 months for me to feel entirely human again after having my son, but now it's been a whole month since then, and I still haven't been able to find time to exercise! Adding the baby into my schedule has somehow sabbotaged the only times I used to run or go to the gym. Oh well, I'm sure I will figure it out eventually.

Love the photos! It looks beautiful there! I hope you had a good trip and I hope your friend gets well soon!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/15/2014 5:52PM

    Beautiful photos! Congrats on getting your weight back down! Go for a run for me! I would absolutely love to run right now.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/15/2014 12:02PM

    emoticon on your weight loss !
I hope that your friend will get better, soon !

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Went on a trip, now time to get to work-- for real this time.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Since being with Mathew I have been *so* lazy. Just snuggling and going out to eat has been bliss. However, I think this time I really am serious to continue on with my workout/eating plans. I've felt so fat and blah, and frankly it's because I've been eating like crap. Not awful, but just too much food overall. I even eat more than Mat! So I really need to watch myself and try to get to my goal weight. All it would take would be a solid 5 months to reach my goal, if not less. I'm not who I used to be, but if I'm not careful, I definitely can be! So since I've been back (Tuesday) I have been counting my calories to the tee, and buying food which I can easily count calories for. :)

So anyway, a big reason why I've been slacking is because Mat and I planned a trip to El Salvador. It was so awesome! Here are just a few pictures for you guys:

Looking forward to my weigh-in in two weeks! :) Hopefully at that point I'll be where I left off on my tracker. Cheers!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/14/2014 9:35AM

    Wow beautiful!

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REALITYCHECK86 8/2/2014 5:01AM

    Looks like fun!! I'm glad you found someone to do fun things with who seems to make you happy. It can be hard to work on those goals when you start getting really comfortable with someone. At least for me, it's easy to develop/pick up bad habits. It's nice to see you on here again, not letting that lapse go on for too long. I know I have had my own struggles, and have been off spark several times. But the important thing is to realize when you need to make a change and take steps toward making it happen! Great pictures btw!
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ONTHEPATH2 7/30/2014 4:35PM

    Beautiful photos! You can do it!!! One choice at a time! emoticon emoticon

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JAMBABY0 7/30/2014 4:32PM

    very nice pics, thanks for sharing and good luck on weigh day

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